News and announcements

Take a Break, Scotland’s short break fund for disabled children and their families, has re-opened for applications. The programme, funded by Scottish Government, aims to provide families with the choice and opportunity to access a single or ongoing break from caring. Take a Break grants enable...
20th May 2015
Together for Short Lives has launched this year's Children's Hospice Week (11th-17th May) with a message of support from the Duchess of Cambridge. The Duchess, a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, wrote "For families of children with life-limiting conditions, every moment is precious and...
11th May 2015
A new resource called ‘Paving the Way’ has been created by The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. It looks to develop effective local services for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge.  The Challenging Behaviour Foundations states that "‘Paving the Way' is a resource...
16th April 2015
Doctors at Evelina Children's Hospital in London have developed a free app to improve children's sleep.  The Kids Sleep Doctor gives parents tailored advice, such as dealing with night terrors or up-all-night teens, based on their sleeping patterns.  Sleep issues can be a cause of great...
13th April 2015
Interim findings from the Extra Costs Commission indicate that there are major opportunities available to reduce the additional costs disabled people often face. The Commission has identified three main areas for change: empowering consumers, changing business practices and market intervention, and...
5th March 2015
Be Online is a campaign run by UK Online Centres and the Tinder Foundation encouraging you to stay healthy, help you find work, entertain you and help you keep in touch with loved ones and the whole world online.  9.5 million people in the UK still don’t have the skills they need to make the...
23rd February 2015